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Tamil Nadu: Pongal gift hampers coupon distribution begins in Coimbatore | Coimbatore News – Times of India

Tamil Nadu: Pongal gift hampers coupon distribution begins in Coimbatore | Coimbatore News – Times of India

COIMBATORE: Almost ten days ahead of the state government’s Pongal gift hampers distribution, the fair price shop (FPS) workers have started distributing their tokens to the cardholders across the district, Saturday.
Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami recently announced the Pongal gift hamper scheme, which comprises Rs 2,500 cash, a kilogram of sugar, 1 kg rice, sugarcane, 20 grams of cashews, 20 gm of raisins, and five grams of elaichi.
“The distribution of gift hampers would commence from January 4. To avoid crowds in front of the ration shops, we have started distributing tokens to the cardholders at their doorstep. The tokens are distributed in such a way to accommodate 200 beneficiaries in a day – 100 in the morning and 100 in the evening,” said an official from the office of District Supply Officer (DSO).
Tokens would be distributed till December 30 and those who could not get the hampers on the allocated date, can get them at the ration shops on January 13, he added. Pointing out that the hampers would be distributed only to rice cardholders, the official said that 10.09 out of 10.47 lakh cardholders would be availing of the benefits in the districts.

Published at Sat, 26 Dec 2020 16:38:00 +0000

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